A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Marlene Collins-Blair

Associate Professor of Spanish

  • 585-567-9603 ext #6030
  • Chamberlain Center 211
  • World Languages & Literatures
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  • B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., University of the West Indies (1997,1999,2005)

Marlene Collins-Blair, originally from the island of Jamaica, has been teaching at Houghton College since August 2005. She brings to the classroom a passion and love for foreign languages, literatures and cultures. She has travelled extensively in the Spanish-speaking world and lived in Spain for an extended period as she completed post-secondary studies.

She has a published article and has presented at several conferences. Her most recent paper, presented at the conference of the  North American Christian Foreign Language Association was: “Connecting High-Impact Practices, the Essential Learning Outcomes, and the Five C’s in in the Christian Foreign Language Classroom: Towards a Model of Seamless Integration for the New Global Century”.

A generalist in Hispanic studies, she teaches almost all of the upper-level courses in the Spanish curriculum. Her goal is to create and sustain a dynamic and academically challenging learning environment that facilitates mastery of the Spanish language and its related literatures and cultures in a manner that exemplifies the College’s mission to prepare students to become globally-engaged scholar-servants.